Speed Management Techniques and Applications

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The Speed Management Techniques and Applications Webinar is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and principles for applying various techniques for countering speeding and speed-related crashes.  The first sections of the course review the Fatality Analysis Reporting System as well as other sources of crash data.  Methods for identifying potential hazardous areas related to crashes involving roadway departures, intersections, and bicycle and pedestrians are demonstrated.

A portion of the course is devoted to discuss and demonstrate methods for determining appropriate design and posted speeds.  The application of USLIMTS2 software is presented to the class for developing published speed limit recommendations.

The course also reviews various speed reduction techniques that apply to rural and urban areas and evaluates their effectiveness.  The countermeasures are categorized into three types of speed-related crashes: 1. Road Departures; 2. Intersections; 3. Pedestrians & Bicyclists.   The class is asked to apply the appropriate techniques to a series of case studies. 


Dane Ismart is with Louis Berger & Associates, retired from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) after 25 years of service in a variety of policy, planning and engineering positions. He was responsible for implementing the Intermodal Management Systems regulations. Mr. Ismart has authored manuals and taught NHI courses on Capacity Analysis, Access Management, Financial Management, Travel Demand Forecasting and Intermodal Planning, and is a member of the TRB Highway Capacity Subcommittee on Unsignalized Intersections. Mr. Ismart is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a Bachelors Degree and received his Master's Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Course Length:

6 Hours

Credit Hours:

6 Professional Development Hours  (PDHs)


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